The written WVPP program must include:

  • A list of the risk factors found during the workplace evaluation
  • The methods the employer will use to address the hazards identified and prevent workplace violence incidents
  • Create and disseminate a clear policy of zero tolerance for workplace violence, verbal and nonverbal threats and related actions. Ensure that managers, supervisors, coworkers, members and visitors know about this policy
  • A copy of the policy statement
  • A description of the employer’s risk evaluation and determination process
  • Ensure that no employee who reports or experiences workplace violence faces reprisals
  • Encourage employees to promptly report incidents and suggest ways to reduce or eliminate risks.
  • A description of the workplace violence reporting system and how the data are analyzed
  • A detailed description of training programs that the employer is providing to address the various risk factors
  • A description of agreements with law enforcement agencies, as needed
  • Set up an organization briefing as part of the initial effort to address issues such as preserving safety, supporting affected employee safety and facilitating recovery
  • WVPP annual review dates

The employer may incorporate a critical incident management program and teach employees how and when to use the techniques that are available to them. In workplaces where a pattern of workplace violence develops, the employer shall attempt to develop protocol with the District Attorney or the local enforcement agency.

Upon completion of the written WVPP, the employer is responsible for ensuring the policies are implemented and are fairly enforced within the workplace.

The written program and copies of the risk assessments will be made available to employees, their authorized representatives and the Department of Labor upon request.

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